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Stephen and Ayesha Curry are grappling with a problem familiar to Bay Area residents the region over: how to best commute into San Francisco every day.
With the Warriors moving to Chase Center in Mission Bay next season, the Curry’s residence in the East Bay no longer provides the same commuter-friendly distance to his workplace. On his talk-show-in-a-car series on YouTube, Steph was asked by actor and rapper Daveed Diggs if he plans to move to San Francisco.
“That what I’m trying to figure out. Our family’s rooted in the East Bay,” Curry answered. “The commute on the bridge… I feel like I’m gonna have to pull a Kobe. Kobe to the Staples Center.”
Curry is referencing Kobe Bryant’s infamous Staples Center commute. In a 2010 GQ profile, Bryant revealed he sometimes commuted by helicopter from his home in Orange County to the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. It was a way to beat traffic and ease stress on his body; he didn’t want to subject himself to two hours of stop-and-go traffic in the car before games.
The Curry family has lived in several spots in the East Bay since he was drafted in 2009. He had a pad in Orinda before moving to a Mediterranean mansion in Walnut Creek. More recently, the family was living in a 5-bedroom, 8.5 bath home in Alamo.
With most of the team living in the East Bay — with the exclusion of Kevin Durant, who already lives in San Francisco — Curry’s already anticipating the classic Bay Area traffic problem.
“If I had to bet,” he said, “somebody’s gonna be late to a game.”
Start your betting pools now, Warriors fans.
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